Former Serious Dance stars from Arlene Phillips and Brendan Cole reunited on Sunday, on ITV’s Dancing On Ice
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The star gave Brendan a 10 for his latest habit, His first 10 in the series and the first mark of this number for any couple to date.
Brendan was a professional dancer on Strictly when Arlene was a judge, but both are no longer on the show.
They reunited on Sunday night, when Brendan performed with skating partner Brendyn Hatfield – while Arlene only joined the jury for one night.
Arlene joined Ashley Banjo, Oti Mabuse, Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean to judge the remaining skating couples.
He was confirmed to perform with Brendyn earlier this week, and Vanessa hopes to return as soon as possible.
They performed Frankie Valli’s Beggin’ and The Four Seasons from Jersey Boys, for Musical Week.
Arriving at the rink on Sunday, the men performed an incredible series of moves and spins, as did the Judges Challenge.
There didn’t seem to be any mistakes, and Brendyn and Brendan were delighted with the process when it ended – while some fans may have slipped on the ice.
The judges gave their scores, and he was given two nines and two 9.5s – but Arlene gave him and Brendyn a 10 out of 10.
While many spectators agreed with the goal, praising his incredible form, other fans argued that Arlene only marked him so high because of their history.
Taken to Twittersome viewers called this a “fix” while others said they found it “funny” that Arlene didn’t mention her frequent “slips”.
One fan wrote: “Not to say it doesn’t deserve a 10, but of course Arlene from Strictly would give Brendan from Strict a high one.”
Another tweeted: “Arlene mentioned Regan’s slip but Brendan wasn’t funny about it.”
The third added: “The number 10 for Brendan is clearly from Arlene, a joke that would have shaken anyone except for his # prefix.”
However, some fans disagreed and thought Brendan deserved a 10 with one post: “Brendan deserves 10 as the best of the night.”
Another fan commented: “Totally agree with Arlene. Brendan’s actions are sensational!!!!!! Definitely worth a 10.”
Dancing On Ice airs at 6pm every Sunday on ITV.
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